Caster Swerve Module


Not a whole lot to it, just the standard swerve drive.
Speed: 15.48ft/s
Weight: 4.8 lbs
Cad: https://grabcad.com/library/caster-swerve-module-1

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Is there any real advantage to a caster design compared to a tradition swerve design? Wouldn’t it substantially increase the current draw from the steering motor?

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How does this look with your frame perimeter chief?

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Will this be the 1086 swerve to actually drive?

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You’re making an assumption that the wheel never exits the frame perimeter, which is not a requirement most years.

Excuse me sir please check your facts before you post /s

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This doesn’t look like a caster swerve to me. The wheels/axle seem to be pivoting around the center of axis.

^Was referencing this; the Lego swerve was just one we made at an FLL camp we host.

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Lego swerve, really cool.

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It is really a mechanical trail swerve.

Edit for clarity:

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Caster is specifically the angle of the steering axis for a steered wheel. Steering axis offset can also be used to add mechanical trail, which is what has been done in this design.

Yes, I’m loads of fun at parties.

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i can tell! Aren’t most engineers anyways? X’D, loved your way of explaining it

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